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Trans Childhoods final 500

New Books on Trans Childhoods

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Event:
New Books on Trans Childhoods
Start:
November 2, 2018 7:00 PM
End:
November 2, 2018 9:00 PM
Cost:
Suggested donation of $10 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Organizer:
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
Phone:
646-358-1730
contact@bgsqd.com
Updated:
October 8, 2018
Venue:
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
Phone:
646-358-1730
Address:
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208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Trans Childhoods final 500

 
Join authors Gayle Salamon and Tey Meadow for a reading and discussion of two new books that trace different trajectories of contemporary trans childhoods. Tey Meadow will read from her book, Trans Kids: Being Gendered in the Twenty-First Century, an ethnographic study of a generation of families actively supporting children through gender transitions. Gayle Salamon will read from her book The Life and Death of Latisha King: A Critical Phenomenology of Transphobia, in which she examines the case of 15-year-old Latisha King, a trans girl who was shot and killed by a classmate and misidentified as a gay boy in the subsequent murder trial. The authors will explore the roles of racial and class stratification in the emergence of trans lives, and chronicle the ways parents, teachers, doctors and lawyers–in giving or withholding gender from trans kids–shape how livable trans lives can be.

 

Reading and discussion will be followed by a reception and book signing.

 

To reserve copies of Trans Kids: Being Gendered in the Twenty-First Century and/or The Life and Death of Latisha King: A Critical Phenomenology of Transphobia, please write to us at contact@bgsqd.com. Thank you for supporting the Bureau!
 
 
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Tey Meadow is assistant professor of sociology at Columbia University. She is the author of Trans Kids: Being Gendered in the Twenty-First Century, and the co-editor of Other Please Specify: Queer Methods in Sociology.

 
 

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Gayle Salamon is professor of english and studies of women, gender and sexuality at Princeton University. She is the author of Assuming a Body: Transgender and Rhetorics of Materiality, and The Life and Death of Latisha King: A Critical Phenomenology of Transphobia.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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